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how long should I stay on birth control pills

By Anonymous May 26, 2011 - 10:24am
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I have been on them for several years now, and I am 45 years old.

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question!

There are more risks (for stroke, for example) for older women, especially if they smoke (I assume you don't!) but if you are sexually active, you may still be fertile so you need to be vigilant about using birth control.

Would you consider using condoms (if you are nervous about taking these hormones)?

Thanks for writing!

May 26, 2011 - 10:39am
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